You Can’t Demand My Approval

This is certainly a topic I’ve addressed in the past, but it keeps coming up and people just don’t seem to get it.  In fact, this was the Main Event topic for the final, albeit aborted, episode of season two of the podcast. That’s really why I wanted to address it here because there are a lot of people out there who think that not only do they get to do whatever they want, which I have no problem with, they get to demand my approval for their actions and if they don’t get it, they start screaming that it’s unfair and somehow I’m a big meanie.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Unfortunately, this comes from pretty much all sides.  Now in particular in this case were Christians who seem to think that it isn’t enough that society allow them to celebrate and believe as they wish, especially during the Christmas season, they want society to actively validate their beliefs.  This can be seen in things like the Starbucks coffee cup debacle, where Christians were pissed off because Starbucks didn’t print advertising for their particular holiday on their cups.  Starbucks didn’t say anything negative about Christmas, they didn’t put down Christians, they didn’t do anything, they just neglected to pay lip service to Christian beliefs.  I actually support that decision because, again as I’ve pointed out before, if you can’t cater to everyone, it’s best to cater to no one, that way nobody is left out.  But Christians don’t feel that way, they want everyone to ride them around on their shoulders and celebrate their religion and that’s just not the way it works.

But likewise, we see the same mindset on the left.  It isn’t good enough for people to allow gay marriage, they expect people to celebrate it.  They expect people to validate it.  They want everyone to like it.  Well sorry, some people aren’t going to, for whatever reason they have and guess what?  Those people who don’t like gay marriage have every right not to like it as you do to support it.  So long as they are not getting in the way of people getting married to the legal partner of their choice, what do you care how they think about it inside?  But liberals do.

See, people have every right to hate anyone they want, for any reason they want.  They don’t have a right to act on it, but they certainly have a right to feel however they choose to feel.  Whether you or I respect those beliefs are irrelevant, what goes on in their head is entirely their business and I would never try to stop them from thinking whatever it is that they think, so long as those socially unacceptable thoughts don’t actually harm others.  But to a lot of liberals, it isn’t enough to just get out of the way of gay marriage and overall equality, you have to actually feel it, you have to give up whatever non-liberal thoughts you have and buy into political correctness and that, my friends, is complete bullshit.

And on a final note, I’ve recently been hiring at work and I noticed that an unfortunately high number of people come in that simply do not fit the corporate image that we maintain.  We’re a suit and tie company, absolutely no visible tattoos or piercings, you need to be presentable to high class corporate clients at every level of the company.  The janitor doesn’t have any different requirements than the CEO does.  A lot of people came in covered in tattoos that could not conceivably be covered up and they were all turned away.  I had one woman with blue hair who similarly didn’t get the job.  Sorry, that’s the reality, you have no place at our company.  One guy who had tattoos over virtually every inch of skin, plus just massive ear-holes where he had his lobes stretched, couldn’t get it through his head that he didn’t qualify because of his life choices.  He kept saying “are you saying something is wrong with me?”  Well, yes, something is wrong with you, but I’m not going to say that.  You don’t fit our company image.  Sorry.  Try elsewhere.  I was waiting for this idiot to either start crying or to start threatening a discrimination lawsuit. Look pal, being a tattooed freak with holes in your head is not a constitutionally protected class.  Don’t be stupid.  But they don’t want to accept that actions have consequences and those actions may harm their future employability.  They want everyone to accept them as they are and put up with their eccentricities and if anyone refuses, they freak out.  Sorry, life doesn’t work that way.

So while I’m no longer surprised by these kinds of attitudes, it isn’t going to change any of these idiots’ minds. They want the world to love them as they are, to support whatever causes they support and to be seen as wonderful whether they are or not. They don’t comprehend cause and effect, action and responsibility, they think that anything they do ought to be okay and the world should not only tolerate how they choose to be but celebrate it.  Sorry, you’re going to find yourself sorely disappointed and, in the case of these idiots who draw all over themselves in permanent ink, largely unemployable in the professional world and they will have no one to blame but themselves.

One thought on “You Can’t Demand My Approval”

  1. You say that others can't demand your approval. I am curious as to how you are going to stop them from doing so.

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